Paramus, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2015 -- The Educational Partnership for Instructing Children (EPIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of esteemed autism expert Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., as Executive Director. The EPIC School, located in Paramus, provides educational services to individuals 3 to 21 years of age with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Gerhardt assumed his new role at EPIC as of June 1.
Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years of experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Internationally respected, he has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on the needs of those with ASD. Dr. Gerhardt is the current chairman of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research and serves on the professional advisory boards of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Autism Society of America. He received his doctorate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey's Graduate School of Education.
"There is much work to do for autism education in New Jersey and across the country," said Dr. Gerhardt. "This position provides me with the perfect opportunity to effect change in our school and our communities, along with the dedicated staff at EPIC."
"Dr. Gerhardt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school," said Mr. William Schmalz, EPIC Principal for more than six years. "I am looking forward to working with him, continuing our tradition of excellence and taking EPIC to the next level in autism education."
About The Educational Partnership for Instructing Children
The Educational Partnership for Instructing Children (EPIC) is dedicated to providing educational services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). EPIC uses the highly effective, scientifically documented method of applied behavior analysis to teach new skills and increase independence. This data-based approach provides a learning environment in which each individual student can reach his or her full potential. To learn more about The EPIC School, visit http://www.epicschool.org.